I never really understood pets and the relationship with people until we got some. In fact, two dogs, two cats and a horse. The cats and dogs are always around for comfort and laughs. When we go for a walk, the four of them join in. The neighbors refer to us as the walking petting zoo. It is our pack and we are there for all of them and they are for us. When things are bad, the horse is there, not caring about the issues, just bringing comfort. Like I stated in the beginning, if you don't have a pet, you will never understand.